Stormy Liberal began his ascent to the top in the 2017 Clocker’s Corner Stakes at Santa Anita. Officially he was five years old, though his fifth birthday was some months away. He was owned by Rockingham Ranch and trained by Peter Miller. In the irons was Norberto Arroyo, Jr. The victory began a four race all-stakes win streak that included the Joe Hernandez, the Siren Lure and his first graded stakes win, the Daytona Stakes (G3). His campaign crescendoed with his victory in the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) with Joel Rosario up. In 2018, owned by Rockingham Ranch and David A. Bernsen, Stormy Liberal won the Green Flash Handicap, the Eddie D Stakes (G3), and his second Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) win with Drayden Van Dyke riding. In 2019 he hit the board in four graded stakes for a career total of $2,212,580. Old Friends thanks David Bernsen and Peter Miller for enabling the game campaigner’s retirement and veterinarian David Scanlon and team for the proactive assessment on which the connections made the right decision for the horse. Share sheet info – click here. Donate to sponsor Stormy Liberal Receive a certificate & 8×10 photo
37 Starts: 12 - 10 - 3, $2,212,580
At 2: 2nd Cecil B. DeMille S. (G3,DMR,8fT)
At 4: 2nd San Simeon S. (G3,SA,6½fT)
At 5: Won Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1,Dmr,5fT), Daytona S. (G3,SA,6½fT), Joe Hernandez S. (SA,6½f), Siren Lure S. (SA,6½fT), Clocker’s Corner S. (R,SA,6½fT)
At 6: Won Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1,CD,5½fT), Eddie D S. (G3,SA,6½fT), Green Flash H. (Dmr,5fT); 2nd Al Quoz Sprint (UAE-G1,Mey,6fT), Daytona S. (G3,SA,6½fT)
At 7: 2nd Joe Hernandez S. (G3,SA,8½fT); 3rd Al Quoz Sprint (UAE-G1,Mey,6fT), Eddie D S. (G2,SA,5fT), Green Flash S. (G3,Dmr,5fT)
Two-time Breeders’ Cup Turf Winner
Raced in U.S., UAE and Hong Kong.
Eclipse Champion Turf Male, 2018.
FTSAug’13: $165K; OBSJun’14: $100K
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